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Length: 342 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"Combine Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe novels with Jane Austen, add a touch of Dickens and a modern sex scene, then you'll have the flavor of Nicky Penttila's Note of Scandal. The notes and scandals are far from predictable, and the writing's smooth and intelligent."--Sheila Deeth

About the Author

Nicky Penttila writes stories with adventure and love, and often with ideas and history as well. She enjoys coming up with stories that are set in faraway cities and countries, because then she *must* travel there, you know, for research. She lives in Maryland with her reading-mad husband and amazing rescue cat. She's chattiest on Twitter, @sunshinyday, and can also be found at nickypenttila.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 789 KB
  • Print Length: 342 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing (May 15, 2012)
  • Publication Date: May 15, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0083WA1G0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,712,402 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Nicky Penttila writes stories with adventure, ideas, history, and love. She likes to come up with stories that are set in faraway cities and countries, because then she *must* travel there, you know, for research. She lives in Maryland with her reading-mad husband and amazing rescue cat.

Nicky loves hearing from readers. You can find her at:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NickyPenttila (chattiest here)
Website: http://www.nickypenttila.com/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5857925.Nicky_Penttila

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Combine Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe novels with Jane Austen, add a touch of Dickens and a modern sex scene, then you'll have the flavor of Nicky Penttila's Note of Scandal. The notes and scandals are far from predictable, and the writing's smooth and intelligent. Well-researched historical details add depth to plot and character, from the technology of the printing press to financial constraints on rich and poor, the poverty of returning soldiers and the ethically strained laws of politics in the aftermath of Waterloo. Martin Purdy struggles to recover from his physical and mental wounds, while Olivia Delancey schemes to please everyone, especially Martin and his fiancee, accidentally plotting her own downfall. If only Olivia had someone besides her music to love, but now even her promised betrothal's falling through. The men of this world respect women only as marriage fodder, and Olivia has no respect at all for their preconceptions.

My favorite scene is of newspaperman Will sketching the action in an age without photographers. Tourists stare at history in the making, and newspapers either report or devise the news. Meanwhile a pleasing marching tune keeps the story moving swiftly along. Olivia and Will have all the expected misunderstandings and more. And Olivia herself has to learn to recognize true friendship and become her own ally before story's end. Note of Scandal is an enjoyable romantic novel with that extra bit of historical backstory that brings an era as well as its people to life--a quick fun read.

Disclosure: I received an ecopy during the author's blog tour with a request for my honest review.
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Olivia Delancey is a thinking woman living in a man’s world, a world that has no room for female intelligence and where her own parents have no room in their hearts (or purses) for her. When she composes music that she is especially proud of, an inspiring march, she has no one to share it with except her old music teacher, Martin Purdy, who is off fighting against the French. When he returns a broken man, wounded, and unable to marry Olivia’s friend because of his pennilessness, Olivia sets in a motion a plan to get him the resources he needs, provide him with motivation to get well, and also allow her music to be shared with a wider audience. She gets the march published in a London newspaper, but everyone believes that Martin is its composer. The song is a hit and the public clamors for more of the same. When it becomes apparent that Martin’s wounds prevent him from playing, doubts are cast on his ability to compose. In the meantime, Olivia begins a relationship with the newspaper’s publisher, William Marsh. What will happen if the truth comes out? Will the scandal mean the end of her father’s political career and, even more importantly, her relationship with Will?

This was an enjoyable historical romance. Olivia reminded me somewhat of Jane Austen’s Emma, forever trying, in her own special way, to help others, even though somehow it never quite managed to work out exactly as she planned. It was nice to have a heroine with a brain. It was also interesting to have a heroine who was not as pure as snow—she had been intimate with the man she (and apparently the rest of the world) assumed she was going to marry. She is a bit of a rebel, even if she is limited in the ways she is able to show it. Olivia’s parents are pretty detestable as they only seem to care for themselves.
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Set in post-Napoleonic England, the lives of William Marsh and Olivia Delancey intertwine in unforeseen circumstances between newspaper reels, music sheets and political speeches. With 246 juicy- pages, it is another must-read for this hot-summer season to make your hearts race!

A Note of Scandal is based on the events of Summer of 1814 in England, when Napoleon has just been defeated for the second time is and he surrendered to the British. When the British economy is coming to terms with the war expenses and thousands and British men, have returned home either in coffins, decorated with a medal or broken. The future of the middle-class men seems rather bleak and many are those seeking reforms in the wake of industrialisation.

Whilst the Lords are still thinking about the Emperor or have left the city to visit their summer country houses, a newspaper battle ensues between The Register and The Beacon.

It is in the light of this scenario that Nicky Penttila succeeds to weave an interesting and consuming novel between two people with different backgrounds and different passions in life.

William Marsh is a late-twenty-something publisher of the newspaper The Beacon. His only purpose in life is to follow in his father's footsteps whilst side-stepping his mistakes - to tell the truth at all costs. A true journalist he is always seeking a scoop and does not rely on common sources for his articles. His management of the newspaper made him successful and is highly regarded even by Lords. William Marsh knew the power of words and of the publishing industry.

Olivia Delancey on the other hand is a 24 year-old maiden lady. Her father has no male heirs and his political career has ruined the family treasures.
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